[Migrated] Alert for interwikis (prev. Remove interwiki functionality)
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Once all of the interwikis have been moved to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikidata, would it be beneficial to remove some of the interwiki functionality from genfixes? @GoingBatty 01:55, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

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@Bgwhite 20:43, 28 February 2013 (UTC) wrote:
It probably should be removed, but when is the question. Wikidata isn't being pushed to all the other different language Wikipedias until sometime in March. It's going to take at least several months before the bots clean everything up. After that, the bots need to start automatically adding new articles into Wikidata. As long as no harm is being done, probably keep the code around for awhile... better safe than sorry.

@GoingBatty 01:58, 1 March 2013 (UTC) wrote:
Agreed there's no rush - just recorded the thought while I was here.

@Magioladitis 12:19, 16 March 2013 (UTC) wrote:
Do wikias use interwikis? AWB is a general tool and not only for the English Wikipedia.

@Auntof6 05:41, 28 March 2013 (UTC) wrote:
Another thought: would it be worth adding an alert when an article ''does'' have interwikis? An editor could choose whether to try to clean it up.

@Bgwhite 06:54, 28 March 2013 (UTC) wrote:
We have a winner. An extremely excellent idea. FYI... I think the bots are done removing interwiki links from articles and have moved on to other spaces. I see one doing categories right now. For anything left in article space, the bot either had problems moving the links (two links going to same language for example) or the wikidata entry hasn't been made in Wikidata. Phase 2 of Wikidata went live yesterday to 11 wikipedias. This should cause the demise of Persondata and make life a living hell for infoboxes.

@Magioladitis Wikia wikis can have interwikis, though they have to be requested for each set of wikis. I'm aware of several Wikia wiki "families" with a half-dozen or more interwiki-connected wikis.